2022 Stage Overviews


The ‘Egress’ Main Stage – Led by Professor Richard Susskind OBE, will explore the current accelerating macro effects on the world of legal technology.

In addition, the stage will evaluate the current economic and risk landscape and what this means for businesses and management teams ahead.

The Main Stage speakers will evaluate the future of the professions and technological acceleration that has transpired over the past 18months, whilst evaluating what a modern hybrid legal department looks like now. In addition, it will explore, how the metaverse world has infinite possibilities but what does this mean for professional services? The 2022 agenda lead by Prof Richard Susskind, will look at technological landscape, automation to innovation and how the legal sector needs to truly understand their new culture, and how data and client services has transformed for a more collaborative future.


The ‘Lexis+’ Lounge Stage – Chaired by Christina Blacklaws, will explore adapting to the changing legal landscape, resilience, the view from the CIO and CTO’s, collaboration and In-House Tech Innovation.

The sessions will explore collaboration and the continued resilience that teams and firms need to manoeuvre the current undulating legal landscape. The stage will also explore In House legal teams and the Tech innovation that is upon them and how they can navigate uncertain waters in collaboration with their firms.

The ‘Lexis+’  Lounge stage will continue to dissect the challenges faced by legal management from increased technological acceleration including scalability and retention in climate where war for talent is at its precipice.

Speakers will also review the regulation of LegalTech needed to evolve against the rapid pace of change in LegalTech within the legal sector to drive competitiveness whilst challenging past and current status quos.


The ‘Moxo’ Innovation Stage Chaired by Peter Wright – Managing Director, DigitalLawUK, will explore current systems, processes, and solutions available for the future of UK Innovation in the legal market, the debate hype and elevated expectations, whilst exploring the rise of collaborative transformation strategies between clients and suppliers.

In addition, the sessions will reflect on the continued reinvention across legal services, the true nature of threats and vulnerabilities to support positive innovations, AI Driven data processes and business change opportunities.

Speakers will deliberate the balancing of risk-taking with risk aversion; the tightening of security strategies vs need to be open to taking risks for market differentiation.


The ‘iManage’ FutureTech Stage – Chaired by David Fazakerley, Director of IT, Saffery Champness, will look at the future technologies, systems and processes, which are enhancing innovation and accelerating digital transformation across the full legal profession.

The sessions will explore the future of technology and the ramifications of supercomputing & connectivity. The speakers will also explore the evolving threat landscape, and advancements in cyber-attacks with malicious intent including the rise in widespread social engineering fraud in a high-level panel. In addition, the chair will dissect client-centric design and delivery with leading legal IT suppliers and clients alike.

Speakers will evaluate the increased customer demand and adoption of cloud-based offerings, and new tech infrastructures to support changed and new agile ways of working, whilst reflecting on the rapid journey to the cloud and shifts in digital transformation strategies.

Delving into the next generation of law and AI, forward-thinking sessions will highlight the advancements being made, and what is being achieved for the legal community of tomorrow. Speakers will share research and insights into responsibly designed service robots, whilst revisiting the future of the profession and how current research is influencing industry legislation.


The ‘Thomson Reuters’ Insights Stage – In addition to Thomson Reuters’ leaders sharing trends, insights and our future vision, we’ll have clients discussing their tech adoption strategy and showcasing successful projects.

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